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Missouri newspaper offers lessons in multiplatform publishing

Source Virginia's ePress on June 13, 2013 0 Comments

Many newsrooms are still figuring out the best way to deliver an array of content across an ever-increasing number of platforms, all at once. This week the RJI Futures Lab takes a deep dive into one newsroom's journey.

Community newspapers remaining strong

Source on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

Let’s talk about the newspaper industry. I have some numbers for you.

RJI announces fall class of fellows

Source NetNewsCheck on June 6, 2013 0 Comments

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism today announced its fall class of fellows.

Code switch

Source Mizzou Magazine on May 28, 2013 0 Comments

Matt Thompson is looking for context. It motivated his 2008­–09 fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where he launched a niche website that offered a trove of links and background stories about economic development in Columbia. The idea was to help people understand today’s news by pulling together stories of the events that led up to it.

The future is now

Source Mizzou Magazine on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
The future is now

Armed with a $30.1 million endowment gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced in November 2012, RJI is ready to fulfill its mission.

adFreeq's Peter Meng presents at May 22 1 Million Cups meeting

Source 1 Million Cups on May 23, 2013 0 Comments

Peter Meng, founder of adFreeq and 2011-2012 Reynolds Fellow, spoke at the May 22 meeting of 1 Million Cups.

Craiglist challenger adFreeq aims to “personalize classified ads”

The newspaper industry's print model has hit a rough patch—its outdated pricing strategies continually fail to produce reliable revenue. And with local classifieds moving online, it's easy to see why some small-town papers have folded.

World Press Photo: ‘No evidence of significant photo manipulation’ in award-winning shot

Source on May 16, 2013 0 Comments

World Press Photo says Paul Hansen’s photo of mourners in Gaza was “retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing.”

Here are the 20 winners of $50,000 Arch Grants

Source St. Louis Business Journal on May 15, 2013 0 Comments

The 20 startups that are set to be announced as Arch Grants winners today are a diverse bunch, in both geography and industry.

reflections: Greg’s Digital Dozen

Source Samantha Sunne on May 14, 2013 0 Comments

I attended a session at the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Tech Showcase this week called “Greg’s Digital Dozen.” Greg Harper is a gadget guru and the founder of an awesome-looking annual event called Gadgetoff.

Demo Day presents sampling of St. Louis IT pioneers

Source St. Louis Beacon on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

St. Louisan Peter Meng originally went in 2004 to Columbia where he would go on to co-found his business, AdFreeq, an electronic classified ad platform.

How journalists ‘can get serious content’ from Vine

Source on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

Meaghan Anselm of KSDK-TV in St. Louis talks with the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Kelsey Merriam about how her newsroom uses Vine, Twitter’s tool for making and sharing short videos.

KSDK an early adopter of Vine’s six second videos

Source Mediabistro on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

When you think high tech, you don’t often think of St. Louis, MO. But local NBC affiliate KSDK has proven itself an early adopter of mobile video app Vine.

Here are startups that pitched at Demo Day

Source St. Louis Business Journal on May 10, 2013 0 Comments

While there was plenty of entertainment at the Capital Innovators Demo Day event, which was held Wednesday at The Pageant, the main focus was on the 11 companies who were graduating the program., Newsy partner for original online video content

Source on May 8, 2013 0 Comments

Outsourcing a share of its video production, on Wednesday is expected to announce a partnership with mobile-focused video news network Newsy.

MU student's app connects strangers

University of Missouri senior Drew Halliday thought social media networks were getting stale.

News websites should target 'reward seekers,' researcher finds

Source on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

University of Missouri researchers have found that news organizations should target readers with certain personality traits in order to optimize their online viewership.

Reading the paper still a hit

By RJI on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

Even though our office building is not equipped with a chimney designed to emit black or white smoke, we still like to think people look to us consistently for their local news.

Survey shows public supports local newspapers

Source on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

A 2012 national survey by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri shows that people still prefer their local papers for news and information.

4 questions with Brian Steffens

Brian Steffens, director of Communications at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, talks about the impact today's evolving technologies are having on newspaper operations and how the institute is helping to innovate the journalism of tomorrow.